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Endurance Questions

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by 952 · about 9 hours ago

Have you found any recommendations personally helpful and started using any of them regularly? I am talking about less common things, not so much about ideas that are already widely adopted in Paleo community.

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by 415 · about 9 hours ago

Hello, I'm trying to get more data points about possible adaptations to high fat diets. I know about Peter Attia's numbers ( http://youtu.be/NqwvcrA7oe8?t=33m23s ) and I thought that's the best case probably. But today, I've found this... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hey all, I am a triathlete and wondering about wether bp coffee (e.g. coffee with butter + coconut oil) is sufficient as a pre-workout "snack" to prevent katabolism when doing Intermittent Fasting? I am not aiming for the long distance but my... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 08, 2013 at 3:41 PM

No, my opinion is that it's definitely not enough to prevent muscle catabolism. Fasted exercise is a fantastic tool for people that are trying to lose weight, as well as being handy for general fitness - where you'd wake up, work out, and then... (more)

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by 1495 · about 9 hours ago

Hi all, I'm having trouble with recovery post exercise (ever since a bad injury almost a year ago). Been really cautious about what I eat after, not overdoing it, taking lots of rest. I'm down to 2-3 days of weight training (about 30 minutes of... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 02, 2013 at 1:50 PM

The idea behind fasted training is to provide several benefits: a) If you fast long enough you start autophagy which cleans up the dead and broken proteins inside your cells, and it also signals the immune system to start cleaning up viruses and... (more)

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by 5775 · about 9 hours ago

I was recently listening to episode 1092 of Super Human Radio and they had NASA research scientist Per Tesch on the show discussing this. In summary, he claimed their results showed better results in training a muscle group for strength or... (more)

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David_Marino 0 · January 14, 2013 at 3:35 AM

My experience is anecdotal, but I know a lot of pro and olympic athletes would back it up. When training for strength increases if you do any near intense cardio with the same muscle groups for 20-30 minutes prior to intense strength sets it is... (more)

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by 418 · about 9 hours ago

I'm 25 and just joned an adult swim team a few weeks back. BCAAs alone before are not enough to get me through the workout without dying. I'm not a breakfast guy and all my practices are in the morning. Should I take a whey protein shake before... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · December 08, 2012 at 5:17 AM

Here's two products to take a look at: Nuun All-Day for hydration. UCAN Superstarch for energy. Matt PhysiqueRescue.com (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

Semi curious about this carb back loading. Not really looking to get shredded or into power lifting, but i wonder if it can help with sustaining mountain biking intensity on longer rides. Any thoughts on how this may fit into the Primal lifestyle ? (more)

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miked_2 0 · October 02, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Of course it can be. In fact, I've been doing it for a year (not on purpose) before I even heard about it. I work out (heavy metcon or heavy weightlifting) at 5:30 after work. Then I'm home by 7:00 and eat a big hunk of meat with potatoes or... (more)

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by 504 · about 10 hours ago

i recently bought a 20 pound weight vest and i was wondering if weighted pullups, pushups and 4+mile runs will increase muscle endurance, such as if you do 15 deadhang pullups with your own bodyweight, but you can only do, say 12 with the vest,... (more)

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CD 0 · August 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Short Answer is: yes. Long answer is: depends. (see it has more letters) Running with a weight vest will provide you with extra resistance, and it may make you stronger running without the weight. Runners typically see a drop of two seconds... (more)

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by 85 · about 10 hours ago

Hey everyone, I started my Paleo journey about 2 weeks ago and I am smack in the middle of the carb flu with all the classic symptoms ( low energy, terrible sleep, night sweats, head fog etc...) This Saturday I have a 9 mile mud/obstacle run.... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 19, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Simple...eat some carbs. Eat some sweet potatoes, fruit, butternut squash, maybe even rice. You probably don't need all of those, or a huge amount of carbs, but the night before and the day of, eat 150-200g of carbs. Should cure your ills, and... (more)

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by 659 · about 10 hours ago

Quick question; Just come off a 6 month phase working up my running/cardio ability for a work based role. Little to say it didn't work out. Currently have a 9:30min 2.4k and are looking to hold onto it with as little running as possible. Trying... (more)

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Ron_6 0 · July 07, 2012 at 4:17 AM

Better make those uphill sprints... nothing drastic--a gentle slope will do. 100-120 yds. at least 8-10 times (2-3x/week) will do wonders.

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by 50 · about 10 hours ago

All, I am going to go for my first full marathon ever this weekend. Being a paleo for the last 2 years, I have been thinking of doing an experiment on myself during my run: I want to go marathon in a fasted state, hoping that I can tap into fat... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · June 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I wouldn't skip breakfast. At the very least eat a big protein and fat (especially coconut oil) breakfast. More likely I'd go for that plus a couple of mashed sweet potatoes with a ton of butter. If you're fat adapted you should have no problem... (more)

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by 3690 · about 10 hours ago

Hey all, I've signed up for the September Lake Tahoe Tough Mudder event, and just started seriously training for it, meaning not doing random "play" workouts that I usually do. I'm fishing for some training recommendations. I ran 3.2 miles... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · June 09, 2012 at 6:57 PM

I'm actually working on an article about "Adventure Race" training (tough mudder, spartan race, etc.) so this topic has been on my mind. (Note: A few weeks ago I did a 6.5 mile mud run with about two dozen significant obstacles and was able to... (more)

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by 340 · about 10 hours ago

Looks like the mainstream media is finally turning with regard to extreme endurance events like marathons, triathlons, and distance training. Here, the UK Mail reports on the "hormetic" aspect of endurance exercises and training: Physical... (more)

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by 2227 · about 10 hours ago

It has been a long time since I've asked a "plase hack my..." question, but I need some help. First question: I work 8-4, followed by crossfit everyday from 430-530. Sleeping around 7/8 hours a night. I'm constantly playing with IF protocols, but... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · May 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Ok, I'll say it. Suddenly switching up to downing loads of carbs may be the worst thing you could do. You don't need them. They are a poor option for sustaining 5 days activity, you'll be eating constantly, you'll neglect eating anything more... (more)

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by 15003 · about 10 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Keith Norris ??? Trainer, Efficient Exercise Topic: Health versus Performance. Can you be fit and unhealthy? Muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance are not always signs of health. Keith... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · March 08, 2012 at 5:08 AM

I enjoyed Keith's talk - I had no idea he used to work for a pharmaceutical company - very interesting to hear his perspective on things

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by 20 · about 10 hours ago

I've been doing Starting Strength regularly (sometimes just 2x per week) for 5.5 months. I've seen huge gains and am extremely happy with the program. My question is whether I should move on to a new/more advanced program, add in my own assortment... (more)

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Scotty_Von_Porkchop 0 · February 24, 2012 at 10:37 AM

My suggestion would be to continue as you have been doing as your have been gaining lots of size and strength. I would however add a few caveats; If your primary focus is biking make the strength training more like 'practice'. For instance... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

I've started Paleo for Athletes 3 days ago. I felt really lousy on the 2nd day and went out for a 25 mile ride anyway. I felt weak and wobbly but still rode an exceptable time. I felt much better today but didn't ride as it's my rest day. This... (more)

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miked_2 0 · February 20, 2012 at 5:21 PM

You definitely need to give yourself some time get fat-adapted. My first two-three weeks of paelo were really crappy. I had no energy in workouts (I should have taken those weeks off, but I didn't know then). Even simple warm-ups got me crazy... (more)

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by 160 · about 10 hours ago

As as endurance athlete, I eat a lot of sweet potatoes, butternut squash, pumpkin, and other squashes. Recently I've been told that I'm looking "orange"- like I fake tan look to me. Is this from eating a lot of orange foods? Or is this in... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · January 15, 2012 at 7:33 AM

this is totally possible and well documented. Called carotenemia, it is usually associated with carrots but sweet potatoes and squashes also contain plenty of the orange/yellow-creating pigment beta-carotene. ... (more)

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by 46 · about 10 hours ago

Having been a lifelong health nut involved in weighttraining(15 years) and shorter duration conventional gym cardio(elliptical trainers, treadmills, etc.) I had stumbled upon information by Dr.K amongst others that claimed "endurance exercise"... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · January 15, 2012 at 3:21 AM

If you're running 50 miles per week, that translates to 8.3 miles per day, assuming you rest 1 day per week. 8.3 miles per day is 33.3 times around a quarter mile track. It's an endurance distance. If you try to run fast, you'll suffer later. ... (more)

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by 15226 · about 10 hours ago

Considering thiamin's role in reducing the buildup of lactic acid, wouldn't this be a no-brainer supplement for athletes to improve performance and/or recovery? Is it commonly used and I've just missed the boat so... (more)

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sam_acw 0 · May 02, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Another odd supplement can be baking soda - it's meant to reduce lactic acid buildup. http://www.livestrong.com/article/408081-recommended-dose-of-sodium-bicarbonate-for-alkalizing-lactic-acid-when-exercising/ (more)

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by 221 · about 10 hours ago

Does anyone know the average blood pressure of ultra endurance athletes? Someone like Scott Jurek, Killian Jornet, or even Lance Armstrong? I had my blood pressure taken today during a dental exam and Was able to check the records for a... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · November 30, 2011 at 3:17 AM

I don't have access to the full paper, but this may be helpful... https://www.thieme-connect.com/ejournals/abstract/sportsmed/doi/10.1055/s-2007-972828 (more)

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by 691 · about 10 hours ago

Is any anyone taking Ginseng for increasing energy and endurance?

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Nourished_Girl 0 · November 01, 2011 at 7:05 PM

I used to take ginseng for energy :) Too much would make me really hyper though. Our family friend , who is from Malaysia (well, she's Chinese-Malaysian) used to say it was really good for medicinal purposes and would always try to buy a lot to... (more)

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by 1173 · about 10 hours ago

SO I have been paleo for a while, I think I finaly have figured out what works for me(VLC). On an average day I don't exceed 50g of carbs, Fat usually takes up 60% of my caloric intake. I do some bodyweight excersises, a couple times a week, as... (more)

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Sean_5 0 · September 13, 2011 at 8:35 PM

I run ultra marathons and do adventure races (though sadly not as many of the latter recently!). I still eat some non-paleo foods in some situations as I've found certain things just work better for me. In training, if I'm not practicing race... (more)

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by 1373 · about 10 hours ago

This is more of a general question about marathon training, but I'd like to hear from the paleo community about it: Can a very fit, but over-running-injury-prone person get away with 5-6 crosstraining sessions and one long run per week and train... (more)

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Masochist 0 · September 04, 2011 at 2:11 AM

Pre-attempting paleo, I was a chronic endurance runner for a decade, a high-weight 60+ miles a week guy with no strength training and a crappy diet. I don't mean typical endurance athlete diet that's horrifying-to-paleos, I mean Hohos and Taco... (more)

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by 1373 · about 10 hours ago

I am a distance runner and cyclist, and have been keeping under 100 grams of net carbs (veggies add alot of fiber) for probably about a month now. I slowly phased out from about 200-150 grams per day to 100 grams per day...I became bored of... (more)

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Cave_Tomboy 0 · August 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

I am with Cliff, I noticed a real drop in performance when I was too low carb <100gr. I think I generally eat 125-200gr per day, mostly vegetables and fruit. I usually try to eat sweet potatoes the night before a long run. But I'm not working... (more)

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